The Way of Haiku


Course Code: HHAI Category: Tag:
Start Date: 04/30/2020, 2 meetings
Class Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Secure Zoom online class link will be emailed to students.
Instructor: Brad Bennett
Status: Running/Openings


The Way of Haiku
wetlands trail
the twists and turns
of a blackbird’s call
Join award-winning haiku poet Brad Bennett for a two-part writing workshop on haiku, the most popular poetry form in the world! Haiku are so much more than counting syllables. These small poems help us celebrate the extraordinary in the ordinary and connect us more deeply to the natural world. They can also provide moments of solace during difficult times. We will meet online to learn about the history and technique of haiku, read some spring examples, and try our hands at writing haiku using prompts. We’ll also save time to share our poems in a supportive atmosphere. Everyone is welcome!
2 Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. Begins April 30

Brad Bennett’s haiku have appeared in over thirty magazines and journals. He has published two collections of haiku, “a drop of pond” (2016), and “a turn in the river” (2019). “a drop of pond” won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award from the Haiku Foundation. He has taught haiku to children and adults for over twenty years.


In accordance with the Lexington Public Schools, the Lexington Community Education physical office will be closed until (at least) 5/4/20. Private music lessons and all group classes listed on this site will meet virtually using the online live video learning platform called ZOOM.